Monday, December 11, 2006

How many more shopping days left?? YIKES!!

This is my "I'm 10 and I DON'T WANT MY PICTURE TAKEN" pic! HA Notice the hand holding his head in place...hee hee

That's my sweet Rooster. Always the shy one.... I love this kid!

Mom and Macy at the Sugar Plum Fairy Breakfast. FUN Mommy and Daughter time....Love that girl.


I love Christmas time. I love having my tree up, lights all around and a fire in my fireplace. Although now it is about 66 degrees in H-town and a little warm to have a roaring fire. Maybe tonight?? I have wrapped one present and am not near through with my shopping. I am a little stressed just to say the least. But, it's what I do every year and there is something fun about the hustle and bustle of the season.

This next week is full of dance parties, MDO parties, 4th grade parties, cookies swaps, etc. I just love the holidays.....I'll have to let you know how it all goes.

I am looking forward to being together with my family this Christmas. It is the one thing I look forward to every year. I hope everyone is ready to eat Jody's Underwood rolls and broccoli casserole, eat Kathy's sugar cookies, eat Nana's turkey and ham, Mom's cherry fluff, play games, go walking around town so we can eat some more, the boys playing football in Nana and Poppi's front yard and the girls swinging and just being together talking and laughing.

See you all soon.......

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Diamonds are a girls best friend


Today we decided to run some errands at the mall. A last minute decision sent us to Merle Norman for a little ear piercing. HA! Macy has been bugging me for a while about getting her ears pierced. I have been a little hesistant about it. I guess because we weren't allowed to have our ears pierced until we were teenagers. :)

We met up with a friend and her daughter wanted he ears pierced, too. So, we decided to do it together. Needless to say, the other girl was too scared and backed out BUT Macy REALLY wanted hers done so she sucked it up and just did it. After they did the first ear she said that she only wanted one earring and she didn't want to do the other one. TOO BAD!! SO, I had to hold her down while the lady pierced the other one. After it was over she was so proud of herself!! And of course, we had to reward our accomplishments with a sugar cookie from the Cookie Company! :) Fun Times....


She even picked out her "diamond earrings"...HA

This was the first ear. We had to take a break between ears so she calmed down enough for me to snap a picture. **And BTW, they do do both ears at the same time...but of course, I came on the wrong day and she was too excited to back out and come back.

I tried to snap a picture of her after they were all done but it didn't turn out. You couldn't really see the earrings so I decided to use the close up. She really looks cute with her new makes her look so grown up. My babies are growing up so fast I can hardly stand it. :)

Monday, November 20, 2006

Ya like my piggies?

We got to go the Houston Zoo with Macy's dance class. This has been a few weeks ago but I thought I'd post this cute pic of her on the Merry-go-round. She LOVES riding that thing. I thought she looked so cute in her little pig tails. She insisted that I braid her piggies on this day. She told me she looked gorgeous. And, well, she did. But then I am bias. :)

We got to see the cute little baby elephant. I didn't get a pic because there were so many people all around. He had just been born about a week before. He was pretty cute. His name is Mac. I thought that was pretty cute, too.

Reid didn't get to go because we went on a school day. I told Macy not to tell him because it might hurt his feelings and she said she wouldn't. SO, when we picked him up from the car line guess what she said. Yep, you guessed it...."Hey Bubba. We got to go to the zoo today and you didn't." ha

I thought I might brag on Reid for a minute. He tried out for the CL boys basketball assoc. last week. There were 35 boys trying out in his age group and they only had 4 openings. We were a little nervous about him trying out but he really wanted to. I just didn't want him to be sad if he didn't make it. And guess what...that little turkey made it. He was so excited. The practices start after T'giving and games start after X-mas. We will be busy AGAIN!! It will be fun though.

I can't believe that it is Thanksgiving already. This year has flown by. We have so many blessings this year and so many things to be thankful for. God is SO good.......

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Happy late Halloween

I guess better late than never with the Halloween pictures. We had a fun time trick or treating with friends. This is Macy the mermaid and Reid the ninja...aren't they cute?? :) They got SO much candy. But at the rate that Macy eats it, it will be gone by Christmas. I'm really scared to take her to the dentist. HA

I made Macy some really cute flip flops with sequins glued on but by the time we got out of the car they had all fallen off.... oh, much for that bright idea.

Reid eating all his LOOT! I caught him with a mouth full of chocolate. He loves Hersheys milk chocolate candy bars. But, then again don't we all. He likes getting candy but Trick or treating has never been his thing. Getting him to dress up has always been like pulling teeth. I remember his first halloween he cried all up and down the streets..he was the cutest little Barney ever! But, he doesn't like draw any attention to himself!

Now,Macy...she had 3...count them 3...halloween costumes! She was a cute Tinkerbell at her school, a black cat at her dance class and Ariel on Halloween night. She LOVES dressing up and always has. I guess that's just a girl thing. This picture was taken at school before her Halloween parade. She was so excited. After the parade we loaded up all the 3's and 4's and took them to the rest home to trick or treat. That was an interesting trip.... :)

Monday, October 23, 2006

I'm working on a's not done yet. Good news....I found my cord! So, for those who care...there will be pictures. And some fun things that have been going on in our lives. SOOOO stay tuned.

I've been busy with Red Ribbon Week. Can you say Red Ribbon Week fast 3 times! HA HA It's impossible. :) I'm hoping after this week is over my life will be half way normal again. Boy, this volunteering business is for the birds. Who's idea was it to have PTA's?? HA just kidding....It's for the children, it's for the many times have I said that this week??!!

Later gater.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

There have been so many things going on around here I don't even know where to begin. I wanted to post some pictures as well but I can't find my silly cord. It is probably hiding out with Jenna's camera cord. They are having a party. HA

For those few who really want to know what is going on in the ole' Sab it is...

August sweet little boy turned 10!! Can you believe I have a 10 year old. I can't. Where in the world did all the time go? He is getting so big I can't even stand it. I am so proud of him. I know that I am bias but he really is a good kid. I just pray that he continues to do well in school and everything that he puts his mind to. I also pray that he puts God first in all he does. The other night while we were praying I almost lost it....his prayers are so sweet and so tender. I hope that he always has a heart like that. I'm a lucky mom.....

He loves playing baseball. He is in fall ball right now and loving every minute of it. His team this season is the Bulldogs. In the fall their teams are college teams and then in the spring they are pro. He loves it because he gets cool hats that he gets to keep. :) It's the simple things in life, right?? This is the first year for kid pitch so he is a little nervous about that. He is scared that he is going to get hit. I told him he probably much for giving it to him gently. hee hee Their first game is Saturday. It should be a fun time. If your in the area, stop by and root for the ole Bulldogs.

On Sept. 2nd we had a birthday party for Reid at Putt Putt. It was a fun time had by all!! HA And I would have some really cute pictures if only I could find that stupid cord. Oh well, we played golf, rode bumper boats, played in the arcade, did some kind of 3-D movie thing, and ATE lots of cake. Mom, Dad, Ash, and Jenna all got to come...along with 8 wild 10 year olds and a few moms.....When the party was over I was so scared we had left someone there. That's how crazy it was...or so it seemed. I guess when its your party it always feels more hectic. I think all in all Reid and his wild crew had a good time.

One good thing about Reid's party weekend is that Mom got to go have her test run on all of her heart stuff....I'm so glad that she went and had a 2nd opinion. Ash and Dad were with her that day and they were there all day long. I'm glad they took their time....but for Petes sake....ALL DAY?? :) She actualy went thru 2 days of testing. I think she was sick of getting poked and prodded. But I was glad that they were trying to get to the bottom of what is causing the heart attacks. So, two weekends ago Mom and Becky came back down to H-town. We went to the hospital to get the results. The Dr. was so nice and he really took the time to listen and answer any questions we might have had...and we did have some. :) I'm glad Bec was there because she asked questions I wouldn't have thought of. For all the doctor mumbo jumbo you can go to my moms blog at (I can't spell or pronounce half of the stuff the Dr was talking about! sorry mom...ha) All I can say is praise God for the results. There were MANY prayers lifted up on my sweet mom's behalf and for that we are so grateful. WE are so blessed that all the tests came back good and my mom is going to be alright. We all knew she would be...she's a fighter. I love you, Momma...

Last weekend the kids went to Sville, Macy started dance, and I am training for a half marathon....whew....I will post more on that later. My fingers are hurting.

Oh, BTW....did yall see Greys Anatomy and ER tonight?? AWESOME AWESOME :)

Thursday, August 03, 2006

HOORAY for swimming lessons!!

Should I?? Boy, it sure looks like a long way down....

We finished swimming lessons today. Boy, am I glad. It was so cute to watch her but it was as hot as ever sitting and waiting for her to be done....for 2 weeks! Reid is glad shes done too...if I had to hear he was bored one more time. :) HA

So, she is officially a preschool level graduate. We got a certificate and everything...she was so proud! It was a hoot watching her go off the diving board. She wasn't too sure about it. It was a little higher then she thought. But, she did it and her facial expression was priceless. I am so proud of her. She did a great job and never cried...she was really brave, unlike her mother. I probably would have cried all the way down.

She was really glad the lifeguard was in the deep end and so was I because I don't think I could tread water for that long. HA After swimming lessons were over she wanted to come home and go off the diving board at our neighborhood pool and do it ALL BY MYSELF!! Maybe tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

I HEART my Mom

Today I have been a little teary eyed?? Why? I think that the reality of my Mom's recent heart attack has really got to me. Of course, it got to me the minute I found out, but then I was in such a fog I couldn't even think straight...the fog went on for days. You should have seen me running around the house trying to figure out what to pack. I think I got one pair of panties, three pj shirts, and one pair of capris?? WHAT? I knew I would be there for a while.....why didn't I pack better. I just kept picturing my sweet Mom in starflight and wondering what she was thinking....if she was thinking about me, Ash and Mitch, my kids, dad... or if she was unconscious. The more I thought about it the more my stomach got in knots. It still does. I just couldn't believe that this was happening again.

July 4 was just another normal day. We went swimming and did the 4th thing. I guess around 8:00 Troy and I decided to take the kids to the Lake to watch fireworks. The kids were so excited about it. When we got there..all settled...waiting for the big event, Macy decided she wanted to call Neena and Papaw. I thought that was a great idea since Mom had called earlier in the evening to wish us a Happy 4th. Macy waited patiently for Mom to answer and I heard her say... "Hi Papaw...ok here is my Mom." I thought that was odd because Dad always wants to talk to her so I had a gut feeling that something was wrong. When I got on the phone he asked if I got his message. I said no...what happened? He then told me that Mom was on her way to the Heart Hospital on StarFlight and they think she had a heart attack! WHAT?? My knees went to jelly and I didn't even hear the fireworks that were going off....I was in lala land. I was so scared and I didn't even know what questions to ask. Dad said that he didn't have too much info because he wan't at the hospital yet...he was following starflight...but he would keep me posted. (so I called Becky!! HAHA) Ash and Mitch didn't know...Dad had left messages with them, too. I told Dad I would call. That was hard. I called 40 times she was outside with sparklers. I finally called BA's phone and told him that I need to speak to Ashley. He said is everything OK and I said No..He handed the phone to Ashley and she knew something was wrong and she said her sparkler went out and she burned her leg! HA Anyway we knew we had to go...we had to be with Mom. I called Bubs and JD answered....I was so scared to tell I made JD do it! :) I told JD everything I had told Ashley and she said she would break it to Mitch. We were all so scared. We didn't know what was going on...we all felt SO far away. I wish I could have wiggled my nose and been there in a flash.

We left the firework display and went straight home and packed. Macy had fallen asleep in the car on the way home so I just left her in the car...Reid stayed in there with her... and I packed for all of us. It didn't take me long because as I said before I packed terribly! Anyway, I guess I got to Katy around midnight...picked up Ash and BA and we were off...... We made it to Austin at about 3 in the morning. It seemed like we would never make it. You know that song by Celine Dion, "We drove all night, to get to you" that's what it felt like we did! :) The coolest thing is that we arrived at the hospital the same time that Mitch did and he was coming from Abliene. It was definitely a God thing. All three of us were there....we made it. We all walked in with our pillow and blankets ready to sleep wherever as long as it was in the hospital. I slept on two chairs pushed together. Ashley slept on the little loveseat thing and Mitch slept on the floor...I hope he doesn't have hepatitis! HA And Dad slept in Mom's room...he was an awesome nurse to Mom. Never leaving her side...I told Troy to take note. :)

We took turns going in and when it was my turn(I should have went in first since I am the oldest but my sister cut) to go in I had a lump in my throat. I had been there before, same hospital, close to the same room, same smell, same monitor beeps....I walked in and there was my mom. Laying peaceful, eyes closed. I said, "Mom, I love you." And she said, "how does my hair look!!" HA! I knew then that she was going to be ok. Sick but ok. I then told her that her lipstick was still on and she was glad about that. After a heart attack, ER visit, starflight to Austin, and angioplasty her lipstick was still on (not any other was all smeared). She said she was going to write Loreal a letter and tell them how good their 12 hour lipstick worked! ha

We did find out the next day that her heart attack was a little worse than we thought. That gave us all a big scare. She stayed there for another day...I was hoping they would keep her until we knew for sure that her heart was better and her flutters were gone. know insurance. So, now the doctors told her she needed to watch what she eats and try to get in at least 30 minutes of exercise a day....YUCK. Who likes to exercise?? :) But it is a wake up call for all of us to take better care of our bodies. And when she is feeling better she knows that I will be calling her to make sure she got her walking in.

She had many visitors over the next day. Everyone was glad that she was ok and feeling better. Jody and Kathy came down...we were so glad. Nana and Poppi were there, of course. Mimi, Cindy, Karen and other friends from school, Becky and Tawana and lots of phone calls from friends and church. I hope I'm not leaving anyone out....All that to say how much she is loved and how wonderful of a mom, sister, daughter, wife, friend, christian, etc that she is.

I know I left out a lot of the week but my thoughts and emotions are all jumbled up. I'm not the best writer. I DID NOT take after my mom on having the gift of being a good writer. I guess you can say I am a better talker. So, I'm with Mom that if you want the gory details you can call me! HA

Mom, I love you more than you will ever know. My life would not be complete without you in it you are my rock. You are the world to me and my family and always will be. I'm so glad that God heard our prayers and healed your body. You are still, as always, in our daily thoughts and prayers. We are truly a blessed family. I love you!

Now, mom...go take a nap.

"Her children arise and call her blessed: her husband also, and he praises her." Proverbs 31:28

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Sea World 2006

We just got back from Sea World and let me tell you...if you plan on going you better not forget yout tennis shoes! I think I walked off 10 pounds. Well, I wish I walked off 10 pounds but you get my drift. This place is huge! The first day we were there we did the shows, petting the dolphins, aquarium, etc. It was really awesome. The Shamu show was really great. And of course, we had to sit in the splash zone. I figured we wouldn't really get that wet but I took my towel just in case. Well, good thing I did because that big whale got us soaking. I had to wring my towel out before he came back around the second time to drench us with cold, COLD salt water. Macy and Reid thought it was the best.....Troy and I thought....WHY did we sit in the splash zone???? We should have done that last because we walked around with wet socks and shoes for hours. Reid got a blister from his wet shoes. He was the only one whining....thats a different story....HA

The second day we did the water park. It was really fun. It was alot more relaxing than the day before! There wasn't as much walking. I myself loved the LAZY RIVER. Reid and Troy caught the tube rides while Macy and I swam in the lazy river and wave pool. I did get to catch a few tube rides and they were fun...all except the black tube ride that Reid insisted that I go on. I couldn't see my hand in front of my face. I screamed all the way down. I hate dark rides...Especially when you are in water and on a tube. YIKES! It was a fun day of sunscreen (lots of it), wedgies, goggles, lifejackets, flip-flops, sunglasses, water shoes, cute little necklaces for souvenirs, and yummy ice cream (that cost 4.10 per cone!) Yes, when you go...make sure you take a million dollars to spend in the park on goodies!

The best part of the trip was being together. I have two wonderful children who still love kisses, hugs and holding my hand. I have an awesome husband who loves me even though I get wedgies coming off of a tube ride. I'm not perfect! HA

They are my world. Thank you Father for the joys in my life.

Shamu, Reid and Macy take time to pose for a picture. This was after a long day at the water park. We were going to see Shamu for the second time BUT we did not sit in the splash zone!!

Troy and the kids at the aquarium. We watched them feed the sting rays and got to see some pretty cool sharks. Troy liked that part. :) See Reid holding that fan that he HAD to have?? Next time you see him ask him how much that little fan cost. That boy....he did share though!

Mom and kids before the first Shamu show...BEFORE we got wet. This was us sitting in the splash zone not knowing what was fixing to happen! HA Good thing I wasn't wearing a white t-shirt!

Macy's Recital pics

The gangs all here! Reid, Ash, Jenna, Me and Macy pose for a picture after the recial. We were so glad that Jenna, Ash and BA made it for the big day! We all had a blast! :)

PRINCESS MACY all ready for her dance recital. Check out the make-up! YIKES. I was a little worried about the makeup part but once she was out there on stage it looked really pretty. All the little girls did so good! I had tears in my eyes watching her first recital.

The family after the recital......Reid was glad it was over! ha ha

Neena and Papaw came to the big recital~~ We were so glad. It wouldn't have been the same without them!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Dear God, It's me...Macy

Funny little conversation I had the other night...thought I'd share...

Me: Macy, please go upstairs and start picking up your room. I'll come help in a minute.

**a little time went by and I went upstairs to check on how things were going. I peeked in her room and this is what I heard....

Macy: Dear God, please clean my room!

She was a little upset when He did not show up to help! HAHA

The girl is a hoot......

Friday, May 12, 2006

Ok...can this week get any crazier! I just had to put Macy in time out.....I know....shocking. The girl is going thru something and I am ready for this phase to be over. There is only so much whining I can take! :) Yes, my kids whine. I feel like they are the only kids on earth who do....

As I type she is yelling from her bed, "Mommy, I'll be good. Open my door" It breaks my heart. Oh, she just opened her door.....ha ha And while she was in time out she changed her clothes. I tell you that girl changes 50 times a day. It wears me out. Her laundry pile is twice as big as the rest of us. She goes from pj's, to clothes, and back to pj's....ALL DAY. She's a hoot.

Lord, be with me! :)

Our week has been a little hectic. We have had field days, splash days, teacher appreciation lunches, Mothers Tea, homework, baseball, dance, dentist appts.....WOW...I'm ready to veg by the pool!!! I think I have burned about 2 tanks of gas just this week. It is a fun busy but there are days when I really do feel like a taxi! HA

Reid has a museum project due next week at school. You had to choose one famous person and do a little report and memorize 10 things about them. Then next week they are to dress up like that person. Then all the third graders go to the library and just stand there in their spot like a wax figure. haha Then, the kinder-2nd grade come in to see them and push a fake button that is in front of them and when the button is pushed they are supposed to spout out all the information that they memorized!! hahaha I think that sounds so fun. I will have to take some pictures and post them. You'll never guess who he picked.....of course it's a baseball player....Albert Pujols. why?? I don't know...he's crazy...I would have picked Brad Ausmus...he's alot cuter! ha Go Astros! One of his little friends picked Barry Bonds. oh, the drama. It ought to be fun to see what everyone picked.

Gotta go....Princess Macy needs a popsicle.....her 3rd for the day.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Why is it so hard to blog?? I don't know maybe its because I feel like this "season" of my life is CRAZY. It's a fun crazy but one thing I know is that at night when I lay my head down I'm out like a light. Who needs Tylenol PM when you have two kids who like to go, go, go. :)

A few quick updates and rambles:

**There are so many things that need to be done around here. If you came to my house right now you would think a bomb went off. I don't know how people do it. It seems like my house is always a mess. Yes, its toys, laundry, etc...but I can't keep up. Anyone have any good tips on keeping your house decent just in case there is that one friend that decides to pop on over like last week..... HA

**Reid's team is in 2nd place. We went from dead last to actually doing great. We still have a few games left so who knows what our standing will be. The boys are just excited that as of tonight...we are in 2nd. :) Reid had a great game tonight. He hit a triple....he was thrilled. He also made a great out at 1st. I didn't know his little legs could stretch so far off the base. :) He loves playing 1st base. It makes me nervous. The cheerleader in me comes out when he is playing...I never thought I'd be one of those loud Moms but I am. But I do have to say I never say, "Good Eye, Good Eye" (MOM...HA HA HA) I mean get eye??? Who can play baseball like that. heehee

**Macy loves baseball games too.....or should I say the concession stand. Tonight she had popcorn, Sunny-D juice, green apple airhead, watermelon airhead, a push pop (until it fell on the ground and broke into a million candy pieces), and a ICEE push up. I keep score at the games so she knows when she asks me I will just hand her some change. I didn't realize she had had so much until I looked at her shirt and it was covered with food.......she's a smart kid. Now I just pray that there will be no puking in the Sab's house tonight. Next game I need to pay better attention....

**As you can see baseball is our life right now.

**Macy turned 4 last week. WOW I really can't believe that. I will have to post some pictures from her big day. She was so excited about her birthday. This is such a fun age. She woke up and was so excited about being 4...she kept asking me if she was four and kept saying are you sure?? HA We are truly blessed by having her as our daughter. I will try to do a post just for her when I get some pictures. She is such a blessing to me....both my kids are. Sometimes at night when I tuck them in (for the 100th time) I just stare at them and kiss their little cheeks over and over....pure joy.

**I love my family

**I love my friends

**I need to have a garage sale......gag

**Reid was riled up this morning about that mean guy from the A's that was trying to beat up John Lackey. He wasn't too happy about that guy and said that if he was John he would have done the same thing. :) He was late to school today because he had to make sure he had all the facts straight. I'm sure that was what the boys talked about on the playground. hee hee

**I'm ready for the pool to open....not for bathing suits though.

**I need a haircut...but who has time??

I guess I better sign off for now...I'm sure there is alot more I could ramble about but I will save that for another post. I will try to be better about posting more often. It's a great stress reliever! HA Oh, and I will try to post some recent pictures...if I can get Troy to download them for me....he's a pro at that stuff.

Friday, April 07, 2006

H-E-L-L-O out there........

I have been in a little blogger funk as well as some of my other blogger friends. :) There are days when I have so much going on in my head and then when I go to blog about it it gets all jumbled up. I'm a terrible writer so this is a real struggle for me and I am determined to keep it up. It's not looking too good since my last post was in Feburary! It has been pretty crazy around here. Let me see if I can think of anything interesting. To my 2 readers....

**Reid is in full swing baseball. We are the Dodgers this year and are 2-2 so I guess we are doing ok. He is really doing good and loving it. I am so glad that he likes baseball. I love going to his games and watching him. He looks like a "mini-Troy" out there. I'm sure I have said that before but it is so true. Sometimes I chuckle to myself when he gets up there to bat because his hiney is a spittin' image of his Dad's...HA HA HA Anyway, we have a game tomorrow so he is sound asleep dreaming of hitting a Grand Slam or "Slammy" as he called it yesterday in the car.

**Reid made a 100 on his TAKS test! After all that drama and he aced it.....That boy! Now we are preparing for the math part of the TAKS and he told me the math was easy....he definitely didn't take after me on that. Sometimes I have to double check with Troy on Reid's answers and he is in the 3rd grade! I'm in big trouble...

**Macy is absolutely loving dance class. She has a dance recital in May and she is so excited about that. We got her little costume and it is way cute. I will have to post some pictures next week. They have pics and dress rehersal on Tues so I will try to snap a digital picture then. I'm scared to let her try on her costume at home because my luck she will get ketchup or something like that on it and she will be the only kid on stage with a stain. Then won't I look like a GREAT mom! She wears her ballet shoes around the house every chance she gets. She has black shoes and of course for the recital she needs pink. So we had to go shopping for new ballet shoes yesterday. She was so excited. We went to this little dance shop and she went crazy. Everything she picked up she needed to buy and everything was, "Mom this is SO cute." She's like a little teenager....I'm scared!

**We had a great Spring Break. We went to S'ville and got to spend time with family. We always love that. We always love our time shopping on Main Street! JD and I got our hair done and JD got her fried pickles from Pockets! YUM The kids love going to Neena and Papaws. Reid shot hoops every chance he got. Macy enjoyed playing in Mom's make-up and spreading it all over the place. I enjoyed having babysitters! :) Jody, Jenna, JD, Jor and I even got to go to a girly movie...while Bubs and Reid went to see their movie!!! It was a fun week and we are looking forward to the next holiday! :)

Hopefully I will have pictures soon.....and think of something a little deeper and interesting! :)

I want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the sweetest NANA on earth! WE love you so much and hope your day was wonderful. We were thinking about you all day...llike everyday!

Saturday, February 25, 2006


Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Bubbie,
Happy Birthday to YOU!

We love you and miss you and hope that you have a great birthday. May all your wishes come true! Enjoy the taco soup that JD made for you...wish we were there to have some!! YUMMY:)

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

TAKS makes you sleepy...zzzzzzz

Well, yesterday after school I went in to talk to Reid's teacher. I wanted to see how he did and to make sure he didn't rush through the test (yes, I'm a little overprotective! HA). Reid's teacher said he did great and finished about 12:30 or 1:00. She said after all the kids were done they could sit at their desk and either read a book or lay their heads down to rest. Reid wanted to rest.....Ms. D said that she left the room to take a break and another teacher came in to relieve her. When she got back Reid was snuggled up under his desk sound asleep. She went over to him and touched his back to make sure he was ok and the little girl that sits next to Reid said, "Ms. D he was sleeping and he just fell out of his chair and went back to sleep." The teacher that had come in to relieve Ms. D never even knew he fell out....he didn't even know he fell out! She said he stayed snuggled up under his desk for about 30 minutes! HA It was so funny. She was cracking up. She said she had never had a child fall out of his chair from exhaustion! HA

I think he is so glad that it is over. I am so glad that it is over!! Last night we went to Gattiland to celebrate all his hard work. His Math TAKS is in April and then we will really celebrate. :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Question: How do you know your child has had too much of the TAKS test?
Answer: He falls asleep at his desk and falls on the floor.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentines Day

I hope everyone had a great V-day! Ours was filled with more candy than you can imagine! Macy had a party yesterday...candy running out of the bag and Reid's party was today. We had ice cream sundaes with all the goodies on top! Some of the kids had 2 scoops of ice cream and candy, syrup and m&m's piled so high you couldn't even see the ice cream! The were so hyper! Macy had to go with me because Troy was working today and she had ice cream too so needless to say she was hyper too! HA I hope they eat supper......

This week had already been so crazy and its only Tuesday. I haven't really had time to blog....My house is a zoo sometimes.

I have wanted to post about my sweet Momma. She celebrated her birthday on the 6th. I wanted to tell you how much I love you and how much we enjoyed our visits with you on your birthday. You are such a joy to my kids and to me and I am blessed to have you as my Mom. I value your love and your friendship more than you will ever know. I love you, Mom and I wish you many, many, many more Happy Birthdays!

"Her children arise and call her blessed....." Proverbs 31:28

Friday, January 27, 2006


Babies Don't Keep

Cleaning and scrubbing
can wait till tomorrow,
for babies grow up
we've learned to our sorrow.

So quiet down, cobwebs,
dust, go to sleep...
I'm rocking my baby
and babies don't keep

My mom used to have that poem hanging on the wall when we were growing up. I never really understood it until I had kids of my own. Boy, is it true. My kids are growing up so fast and its so scary. I was listening to Macy and Reid talk to each other in the car tonight and I couldn't believe that they were old enough to be carrying on such an adult conversation! HA... well, maybe not adult.......

Reid: "Macy, don't sing. You don't even know the words."
Macy: "Yes, I do Bubba....are you in charge?" "Mom can I take my shoes off?"
Reid: "No, said not now."
Macy: "I was telling Momma...I said are you in charge?"


Today was a great day! Reid got his test results back on a practice reading TAKS test...he made a 97!!!!!! I am so proud of him. He has really been working hard on his homework and trying to remember all the strategies that he has learned. He was so proud of himself, too.....When I picked him up from school he was beaming. We had to go celebrate with a special snack. He chose the conveinent store down the street....go figure. Cheap for me...a blue icee and a bag of mustard pretzels. YUMMY Now let's pray that the real test that is in Feb. will be as successful! I know it will be. Keep Reid in your prayers because for those that know him knows he is a worry wart (like his mama). He already has hives we don't need any other stress related skin irritations.

Well, its late and I have to still go fold some clothes. Reid informed me that all his jerseys were dirty and he had nothing to wear. Forget wearing normal clothes...the boy wears jerseys all week. He lays one out everynight so he will know exactly which one he will wear to school the next day. He is mister orzanized! And Macy informed me that her sparkly shirt was wet in the "washer thing" and she wants to wear it tomorrow.....she wears it every other day. There are nights when she sleeps in it. I'm too tired to argue.


Friday, January 20, 2006

Bye-Bye Naptime

Today is a sad day at the Sab's......I think Macy is finally done with naps! It has been about a week and she hasn't had a nap. :( I always loved that time when she was napping when I could just sit and recoup from the morning. I loved sitting and watching my soap or just listening to music. Sometimes I would do my Bible Study, drink coffee and pray that someone would not come and ring the doorbell and wake her up. Now, don't get me wrong....I love my time with my kids but there was just something about naptime that helped me to be a better Mommy for the rest of the evening.

Everyday after lunch is when she would usually go upstairs to lay down. Today she told me that she didn't need a nap because her happy face was in her pocket and she was fixing to put it on. HA..that girl is a hoot. The good thing about no naps is that she goes to bed alot easier at night. Last night while I was watching ER she came downstairs and got on my lap and fell right to sleep. I love that cuddle has been a long time that she has wanted me to pat her back and rock her. She thinks she is too big for that! :) So, if no naps mean more cuddle time well, then bring it on!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


The night of the game Reid was so excited! He had waited for so long! He came down the stairs and had on EVERYTHING longhorn. He had on 3 hats, pillow, hand and used the extra shirt as a rally towel.....he is a hoot! It really was a great game...that Vince Young is amazing!

Here is Reid cheering on Vince Young.....he said he knew we were going to win! I don't even think he took a bathroom break from the exciting game. Reid and Troy were giving high fives and cheering....I was waiting for one of those chest hits that goofy guys do...HA :)

Macy's first field trip....her Mothers Day Out class went to the library! FUN FUN I got to go and and we all had such a good time. After the library we went to the park for a picnic! They loved that! They thought they were such big kids.... and Macy thought it was so cool that they all had on the same shirt...HA HA

My sweeties on Christmas Day. I begged for a picture before church! One day they will be glad I took it!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Fun times in 2005

Here are some World Series Pictures that I have been wanting to post forever! I think I have finally figured out how to do the pic thing....I guess we will see. :)

This is Troy and Reid before the game. They were so excited I could hardly get them to pose for a picture. I don't know who was more excited...

I thought Troy did a great job taking pictures! I just figured only a Mom would think about having him pose with the sign...WAY TO GO DAD! By the way, this was taken about 3 hours before the game! HA They left the house at about 4:00 and the game didn't start till 7:00....silly boys! Oh well...they got to see ALL the pre-game.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!! I thought this was a cool picture.

I was also proud of Troy to ask someone to take a picture of them.....that was really stepping out of his comfort zone! HA This was before the rally hats!!


They had a great time....even though we lost and they didn't get home till about 3 in the morning. Reid still talks about it and how that was one of the latest he has ever stayed up! He even got to skip school the next day! What a memory!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Happy New Year Everyone.......

I'm not too sure what to write....2006 is here and so far so good. Christmas was great. It was another year of fun, laughs, family, food, food, food and more food. The kids had a blast and again got WAY too much stuff. Macy was so excited about her barbie Cinderella and the Prince and Reid hasn't stopped playing with his PSP or wearing his Texas Jersery. They also got so much fun stuff from everyone and at times they don't know what to play with next. Reid has had fun putting all his baseball cards in order. He is all about organization! Every year I think how lucky we all are to get to spend Christmas together and have so much fun as a family. It is something I look forward to all year. I love being with parents, sis, sis in law, bro, bro in law, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and now more little cousins! We are a blessed family.
Yesterday I spent most of the day straightening the kids rooms. It looked like a bomb went off in there. We threw out some old stuff to put in the new stuff. That is always hard for them to do. I am thinking that I might have a garage sale. I don't know. I always bust my hiney to have one and then I only make about 20 bucks. I guess my stuff really is junk! HA So, today they are having fun in their clean rooms, playing with all their Christmas. What a sweet memory...I love hearing them talk to their toys. :)
My Christmas lights and decorations are all still up. That is next on my list. I am thinking I might wait until they go to school so I can do it without any know the kind of help that takes you twice as long. Anyone want to come and help?? :)